Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Rough past couple of weeks. Between getting sick (twice), bouts of insomnia and just plain life juggling, I've also been working on this piece. It's somewhat of an ambitious piece for me...I wanted to do an image involving multiple characters, with a fairly detailed background and just for sauce, with a dynamic perspective tossed in. I can't tell you how many times this image changed during the course of its creation, but the one thing I knew for sure, it needed to involve a big demon type monster. Took a bit longer than I expected, what with the aforementioned life happenings, and any number of artistic challenges the image itself represented...but in the end, I think it's a keeper.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
"And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?" I admit I'm not the most fervent reader of W.B. Yeats, but the little I have read just sends me. This last line especially, has always made me ponder all manner of beasties, harbingers of the coming doom of the world. And while Yeats describes something more akin to a Sphinx, complete with lion's body and human face, I've had a different imagining of it. Part demon, part bull, part lava flow...Doom comes to town, hide your pets.